Sanofi Group Medical Director North America - Clinical Research Switches Lead in Bridgewater, New Jersey

The Medical Director Consumer mission is to build scientific credibility and endorsement for our CHC product portfolio including RX to OTC Switch, anticipating the future for self-care, generating innovative medical insights through science and technology and manage the risks utilizing the highest ethical and compliance standards.

The Medical Director CHC role is to create and add value to the business, contributing with medical insights to the country-specific objectives/strategies. Local medical need and risk management are essential, whilst maintaining alignment with the CHC strategy and securing the maintenance and improvement of the CHC product portfolio.

Key relationships

Reports to:

  • Regional Medical Director for CHC or to the Country Medical Head CHC

  • Country/MCO/Zone General Director CHC (dotted line) when relevant

Other major relationships:

  • Global CHC Business Unit Medical team members

  • Affiliate Medical Director or Medical Country Chair

  • Country Regulatory Affairs CHC team or Country Regulatory Affairs team

  • Country Marketing and Innovation Category Leaders

  • Country Pharmacovigilance & Epidemiology officers

  • Country Research & Development representatives (CSU)

  • Country Business Development team members

  • Country Compliance Officer

Major responsibilities:

  • Understand Rx to OTC Switch, the healthcare environment (including social & policy trends), anticipate the self-care future and changes that will impact the CHC portfolio.

  • Leverage understanding of consumer & patient journeys to identify threats and opportunities.

  • Regularly engage with external experts to identify new insights, including risks and opportunities relevant to our therapeutic areas of interest.

  • Monitor and evaluate the evolving body of scientific evidence for our products & our competitors and generate data when needed.

  • Collaborate with business partners (e.g. CI, marketing, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs) to understand their needs and communicate medical insights that will influence their decision making.

  • Define medical priorities, ensure key medical insights are captured in strategic medical plans for prioritized products and implement the CHC Medical Affairs strategy in daily work,

  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial Medical Leadership at every opportunity and actively contribute to and influence decisions across the business.

  • Be curious in daily work, seeking new science based solutions to problems experienced by consumers and patients.

  • Leverage medical/scientific knowledge to cross-functionally develop robust innovative concept proposals by matching consumer insights with scientific innovation concepts.

  • Openly exchange with external stakeholders to build on innovative concepts for meeting unmet needs of future.

  • Collaborate with internal business partners to ensure alignment and prioritization of marketing and medical strategies, to evaluate and prioritize innovative concepts/opportunities and to develop new approach with existing data/solutions.

  • Ensure medical strategies are built upon key medical insights that have been identified.

  • Drive innovation through medical strategies in order to enhance claims (ie. evidence generation, scientific publication, scientific education, stakeholder engagement and endorsement, and further medical insight discovery) at country level.

  • Ensure that medical strategies assess and consider risk management in order to achieve the desired objectives.

  • Define, track and share progress on key medical commitments, taking corrective actions if the outcome(s) are at risk or not achieved.

  • Lead and collaborate cross-functionally to achieve ambitious delivery on medical commitments.

  • Learn from failure(s) and transparently share experiences and solutions.

  • Manage and deliver on medical budget in parternship with Medical head CHC.

  • Collaborate actively within Medical Affairs, across CHC and the organization to achieve results; developing, embracing and supporting a strong cross-functional brand team culture.

  • Identify and champion opportunities for continuous improvement in our ways of working.

  • Strive to implement key processes efficiently and enable faster governance decision.

  • Monitor, identify and assess potential crisis situations using a proactive risk management mind-set.

  • Ensure the integrity of all scientific activities (e.g. clinical studies, publications, scientific events) communications and apply scientific, professional and ethic-based risk-management judgment to governance decisions, in alignment with company and local industry standards, as well as local Regulations.

  • Ensure and promote professional/compliant interactions with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. HCPs, HCOs, Health Authorities, advocacy bodies, patients and/or consumers) in alignment with company and local industry standards

Expected educational background and job related experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years of job related experience is desirable.

  • Medical degree (MD) preferred and desirable. Scientific/health related degree (PhD, Phar.D.) is acceptable if supported by good experienced.

  • Good understanding of Rx to OTC Switch in the US, Experience with regulatory agencies and ability to lead a team of scientists for Advisory Committee

  • Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining a KOL network.

  • A keen understanding of drug development and commercialization.

  • Experience in working across and building effective partnerships between business, Medical, and Regulatory.

  • Experience in dealing with safety issues.

  • Good understanding of the consumer health care pharmaceutical business.

  • Experience working within a company with a complex organizational environment and the ability to operate in a matrix, team oriented structure.

  • Strong commercial acumen and strategic ability.

Additional skills:

  • Ability to understand business needs in CHC perimeters (including food supplements, medical devices and cosmetics).

  • Advanced oral and written communication in English and presentation skills.

  • High standards of integrity.

  • Dedicated and persuasive with “can-do” attitude.

  • Ability to translate science to clear consumer messages/benefit

  • Self-motivated; entrepreneurial spirit.

  • “Think out of the box” mindset.

Genzyme Corporation (a Sanofi company) and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life